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Rapper Turned Actor Cast As Motley Crue Member

This past Thursday (January 18th) Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee revealed the film based on the band’s biography was set to start pre-production in February.

The Dirt will have Colson Baker aka rapper Machine Gun Kelly filling the role of drummer Tommy Lee. He has previously been on Showtime’s Roadies and in the movies Nerve, The Land, & Viral.

Baker is a musician, but his brother has been hired by the film as his drummer teacher to make sure he’s ready to fully take on the role & can play drums before they start filming.

It has already been revealed that Douglas Booth will play bassist Nikki Sixx. Neither roles of Vince Neil or Mick Mars have been filled yet.

Bad Grandpa director Jeff Tremaine will helm the movie, while the band members will be there as co-producers.

The movie is based off the band’s 2001 biography The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band & will be produced & released through Netflix.

More here from Variety.